We’re breaking down the best of Jim Carrey! Jim Carrey, age 56, has graced our television screens since the 90s. From Ace Ventura to Dumb and Dumber, he won our hearts over. He is corky, outrageous, loud, and loveable. We thought, what better way to celebrate the best of Jim Carrey by highlighting some of the most profound quotes, the most laughable memes, and the most iconic films he has ever been a part of.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Some would argue this was his breakout film. I mean, who would’ve thought a pet detective tasked with finding the dolphin mascot of the Miami Dolphins would lead to such success. Despite some critics giving negative reviews, this film grossed $107.2 million dollars. The film budget was only $15 million (so I’d call that one hell of a profit).
On top of the booming success of the first film, there was a sequel, a tv spin off, and a spin off created around this film. I’d say this was a pretty big success for Carrey, and even with negative reviews, I think this is a classic film that when you hear “Ace Ventura,” you think Jim Carrey.
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.” – Jim Carrey
The Truman Show (1998)
If The Truman Show didn’t completely mind-f*ck you, then you must be in the minority. This film touched on Christianity, meta-philosophy, simulated reality, existentialism and reality tv all in one. It also was nominated numerous times during the 71st Academy Awards, 56th Golden Globe Awards, 52nd British Academy Film Awards and The Saturn Awards.
Fun fact: Robin Williams was also a potential to be cast for this role but the director chose Carrey because his performance in Ace Ventura reminded him of Charlie Chaplin.
“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” – Jim Carrey
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Not only does this quote make us laugh every time, it’s also another CLASSIC FILM from Jim Carrey. Dumb and Dumber took stupid humor and made it mainstream.
It grossed $214 million in the box office and has developed a cult-like following ever since.
SO YOU’RE SAYING THERE’S A CHANCE?!
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it.” – Jim Carrey
You May Also Like: